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(Posted on: May 12, 2017)

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), a reputable international NGO that supports the building of electoral democracies with support from USAID, seeks a qualified applicant to fill the vacant position  below in its Abuja office:

Job Title: Program Coordinator
Location: Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assisting in developing, design and implementation of program activities; assist in designing election related manuals; providing support to Civil Society organization in program implementation; drafting Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the Social Sciences, International Relations;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience, preferably working with international NGOs on democracy and governance projects preferred.
  • Experience working on USAID, DFID and other donor funded projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and writing) skills
  • The ability to remain organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to complete tasks with supervision;
  • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues;
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment;
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.
  • Highest consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong and proven track record in elections related projects.

Job Title: Program Manager
Location: Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing, design and implementation of program activities; designing election related manuals; providing support to Civil Society organization in program implementation; drafting briefing and strategy papers, and programmatic reports.
  • Supervise and mentor program staff. Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor and/or Chief of Party.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the Social Sciences, International Relations; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in international development with at least 5 in elections, democracy and governance projects.
  • Ability to complete tasks with limited supervision
  • Business awareness and numerical ability
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness
  • Conduct himself/herself with integrity and function ethically
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.
  • Experience in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating workshop/training.
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Experience working on USAID, DFID and other donor funded projects
  • Experience in project management and training is highly required.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and writing) and presentation skills
  • The ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their application, current resume and cover letter to: ifesnigeria@ifes.org

Note: Only applications sent by email will be considered and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline:  25th May, 2017.

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